By:St. Clair Sazam Hull
(CHARLESTOWN NEVIS)-The Nevis Renal Society is currently conducting a week of activities in an effort to bring awareness to the general public about the importance of one’s kidneys.
The activities commenced with a church service that was held on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the St. George’s Anglican Church. The events will conclude on Friday March 11, 2016 with the sale of T-shirts for an upcoming walkathon. The walkathon is set to take place on Saturday, May 28, 2016.
On Wednesday morning, a few of its members traveled to St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Trading& Development Company Ltd (TDC) which is located at Pinney’s Industrial Site to a conduct a kidney screening exercise.
Ms. Paulette Hanley, Vice President and Treasurer of the Nevis Renal Society, pointed out that they visited the establishment to do the screening so that people can get an awareness of the condition of their kidneys. She stated that the screening is usually conducted in the Memorial Square in Charlestown, but a number of persons have said in the past, that they never got the opportunity to be screened due to their work schedules.
Ms. Florene Williams, who currently serves as Secretary and Public Relations Officer, noted that the screening process will continue on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at all three secondary schools on the island. Ms. Williams pointed out, that the Health Unit will attend the Charlestown Secondary School as well as the Gingerland Secondary School and Dr. Glenville Liburd will be at the Nevis International School. Ms. Williams is also urging the general public to purchase T-shirts and to join in the walkathon.